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The Frick Art Reference Library's book and photograph collections relate mainly to paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints from the fourth to the mid-twentieth centuries by European and American artists. Known internationally for its rich holdings of auction and exhibition catalogs, the Library is a leading site for collecting and provenance research. Archival materials and special collections augment the research collections with documents pertaining to the history of collecting art and of Henry Clay Frick's collecting in particular.

The Frick Art Reference Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). NYARC is a collaborative program of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.

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Catalog of an exhibition held Mar. 16-31 (?)
Topic: Dowie, Sybil, fl. 1929-
Catalog of an exhibition held Mar. 1-15 (?)
Topic: Foster, Maxwell
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Topics: Baxter, Berta, Bower, Lucy Scott, Brannigan, Gladys, Enos, E. Marguerite, Hess, Sara, 1880-,...
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Topic: Inness, George, 1825-1894
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Includes works of Rudolf von Alt and Jacob Alt
Topics: Alt, Rudolf von, 1812-1905, Alt, Jakob, 1789-1872
The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants . --T.p. Lugt, 80463 Lancour, 4022. Date of sale: April 27, 1920. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Holden, Edwin B. (Edwin Babcock), 1861-1906 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
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Sale held on the premises Nos. 530 and 532 East Twentieth Street. Lugt, 78330 Date of sale: December 11, 1918. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Luther Kountze
Library copy is bound with c. 2 sale April 11, 1907, Lugt 65315
Topic: White, Stanford, 1853-1906
The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants, Mr. Otto bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke, of the American Art Association, Managers, New York City. --T.p. Sale held at the American Art Galleries. Lancour, 4130 Lugt, 81814 Date of sale: March 07, 1921 - March 08, 1921. Place of sale: New York.
Topics: Shippen Burd collection, Guy Warren Walker
Sale held on the premises of the residence of the late Mrs. Julia Lorillard Butterfield, no. 616 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby, assisted by Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. Major Parke. --T.p. Lancour, 3110 Lugt, 74182 Date of sale: April 20, 1914 - April 22, 1914. Place of sale: New York.
Topics: Julia Lorillard Butterfield, Butterfield, Daniel, 1831-1901 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
This sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby assisted by Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke. --T.p. Sale held on the premises, No. 789 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Lancour, 3788 Lugt, 78317 Date of sale: December 09, 1918. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Clarence W. Seamans
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The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby. --T.p. Sale held at the American Art Galleries. Lancour, 2835 Lugt, 70767 Date of sale: February 08, 1912 - February 10, 1912. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Richard H. Halsted
April 26th sale in the grand ballroom of the Plaza --T.p. Lugt, 71175 Lancour, 2884 Date of sale: April 24 - 26, 1912. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J. Hampden Robb
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The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby, of the American Art Association, Managers, New York. --T.p. Frick: Library copy includes partial name and price annotations. Sale held at the American Art Galleries and Mendelssohn Hall. Lugt, 69759 Lancour, 2779 Date of sale: April 18, 1911 - April 20, 1911. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J. Abner Harper
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by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellis), 1846-1924; Sturgis, Russell, 1836-1909; American Art Galleries
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Library copy is subscriber's copy number 85 of an edition limited to two hundred and fifty copies
Topic: Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902
Lancour, 2870 Lugt, 71075 Date of sale: April 01, 1912 - April 02, 1912. Place of sale: New York.
By direction of the Federal Trust Company of Newark, New Jersey, representing the estate of the late H.A. Smythe Martin. --T.p. Lancour, 3906 Lugt, 79459 Date of sale: October 29, 1919 - October 31, 1919. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Estate of H.A. Smythe Martin
Catalogue descriptions written by Mr. Robert Fridenberg. --T.p. The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby. --T.p. Frick: Library copy includes price annotations. Frick: Library c. 2 has no plates. Date of sale: February 05, 1917 - February 07, 1917. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Pyne, Percy R. (Percy Rivington), 1882-1950 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
Lugt, 61993 Date of sale: March 07, 1904 - March 11, 1904. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Henry D. Gardiner
Including examples by Duncan Phyfe and Thomas Goddard clocks, candelabra and lustres of the Louis XVI, Directoire, Empire and early American periods eighteenth century Staffordshire lustre, blue and white historical plates and platters, Lowestoft and other rare porcelains early American and Georgian silver, including a contemporary replica of the famous Stow bowl and a fine tankard by Daniel Rogers, 1775 old laces, brocades, cushions, tapestries, Persian rugs, miniatures, snuffboxes, old...
Topic: Mrs. Franklin Bartlett
At head of title: The art of ancient looms. Sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby assisted by Mr. Otto Bernet. --T.p. Foreword about the collection written by John Getz. Frick Library copy includes some annotations. Lugt, 73634 Place of sale: New York. Date of sale: January 6-9, 1914.
Frick: Library copy includes price annotations. Includes introductory note about Westover, on the James River not far from Richmond, Virginia. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants, Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke. --T.p. Lancour, 4133 Lugt, 81827 Date of sale: March 09, 1921 - March 10, 1921. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Mrs. C. Sears Ramsay
Lancour, 2930 Lugt, 72114 Date of sale: January 28, 1913 - January 29, 1913. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Richard Berl
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Valuable paintings antique Japanese and Chinese kakemonos and panels antique Japanese and Chinese books and European etchings and engravings Japanese sword guards knife handles sword mounts metal work Japanese and European ivory carvings, ivory and wood netsukes Chinese jade, glass, antique Japanese tobacco pouches, pipes and pipe cases antique Chinese porcelains Japanese lacquers and inros bowls bronzes articulated iron work, antique  cloisonné  enamels and  champlevé  arms and armor...
Topic: Bishop, Heber R. (Heber Reginald), 1840-1902 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
Library copy includes newspaper clipping and price annotations
Topics: Powers, Daniel W. (Daniel William), 1818-1897, Powers Art Gallery
Frick: Library copy 1 is not illustrated c. 2 is subscriber's copy no. 135 of edition limited to two hundred with illustrations. Sale held at Mendelssohn Hall. Catalogue includes biographical notes and index. Lugt, 62920 Lancour, 2204 Date of sale: February 03, 1905. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J.W. Kauffman [John]
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by American Art Association; Kirby, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellis), 1846-1924; American Art Galleries
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Card catalog lists November 25-27, 1907 and November 29, 1907
Topic: White, Stanford, 1853-1906
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Frick: The catalogue was issued in six parts. Library catalogue is part four and includes lot nos. 3865 - 5537. Lugt, 79396 Date of sale: October 15, 1919 - October 25, 1919. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistant, Mr. Otto Bernet. --T.p. Lancour, 3507 Lugt, 76350 Date of sale: January 15, 1917 - January 20, 1917. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Bradley, Edson -- Art collections -- Catalogs
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Card catalog lists February 9-11, 1887 and February 14-15, 1887
Topic: Robert Graves
The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistant, Mr. Otto Bernet. --T.p. Catalogue written by Mr. Horace Townsend. --T.p. The catalogue has a short foreword written by Luke Vincent Lockwood. Lancour, 3324 Lugt, 75435 Date of sale: January 29, 1916. Place of sale: New York.
Topics: Perry, Marsden J. (Marsden Jasiel), 1850-1935 -- Art collections -- Catalogs, Richard A. Canfield
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Card catalog lists April 25-27, 1895 and April 29-30, 1895
Topic: James F. Sutton
The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby assisted by Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke. --T.p. Lancour, 3836 Lugt, 78554 Date of sale: February 26, 1919 - February 28, 1919. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Heirs of Laura Ball Pinkus
Frick Library copy is missing pages. Lancour, 1686 Lugt, 54752 Date of sale: November 19, 1896 - November 20, 1896. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Mrs. Richard Mansfield
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Library copy includes newspaper clippings about the sale
Topic: Henry Graves
Frick: Sale was held on two days: November 9, 1916 and November 10, 1916. Library only has sale catalog for the second day sale, Artistic household appointments, lot numbers 230-405. Lugt, 76122 Date of sale: November 09, 1916 - November 10, 1916. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J.B. MacDonald
Library copy includes price annotations
Topic: N.Q. Pope
Lugt, 82155 Lancour, 4174 Date of sale: May 09, 1921 - May 12, 1921. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Estate of Henry Koopman
Library copy includes some name and price annotations
Topic: Sternburg, Hermann Speck von, Freiherr, 1852-1908
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"Thomas E. Kirby, Auctioneer."--T.p
Topic: James H. Stebbins
Frick Library copy 1 is Subscriber's copy no. 600 and includes name and price annotations. Frick Library copy 2 is Subscriber's copy no. 242. Includes a brief biographical introduction about the collector and notes on Monticelli written by W. Roberts, descriptions by William A. Coffin, N.A. Sale held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistant, Mr. Otto Bernet. --T.p. Lugt, 75491 Lancour, 3335 Date of sale: February 21, 1916 -...
Topic: Catholina Lambert
The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants, Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke of the American Art Association, Managers, Madison Square South, New York. --T.p. Lancour, 4213 Lugt, 82804 Date of sale: December 02, 1921 - December 03, 1921. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: D.S. Hess & Company
Sale held at the American Art Galleries. Lugt, 79683 Lancour, 3926 Date of sale: December 08, 1919 - December 13, 1919. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Emile Pares
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Library copy includes addenda
Topic: Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902
Library copy includes price annotations and personal notes
Topic: De Lamar, J. R. (Joseph Raphael), 1843-1918
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Lancour
Topic: Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907
Library copy includes price annotations
Topic: Hilton, Henry, 1824-1899
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Library copy includes name and price annotations for the oil paintings(lot nos. 586-592) sold at Chickering Hall, Friday, February 25, 1898 following Mr. William H. Fuller's collection
Topic: Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897
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Bound in two separate volumes: v. 1, Feb. 15-23; v. 2, Feb. 24-Mar. 3
Topic: Hoe, Robert, 1839-1909
Afternoon sales on January 16th and 17th, 1919 held at the American Art Galleries evening sale held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza on January 16, 1919. Includes index. Lancour, 3811 Lugt, 78401 Date of sale: January 16, 1919 - January 17, 1919. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Ames, Oliver, 1831-1895 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
Sale held at the American Art Galleries, Madison Square South. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby, of the American Art Association, Managers, New York. --T.p. Lancour, 2770 Lugt, 69661 Date of sale: March 29, 1911 - March 31, 1911. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: La Farge, John, 1835-1910 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
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Library copy includes price annotations
Topic: Lawrence, Henry C. (Henry Corbin), 1859-1919
Library copy includes annotations
Topic: Theron R. Butler
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Library copy has pages partially cut with lots missing
Topic: A. Melrose Burritt
The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby. --T.p. Lancour, 2241 Lugt, 63262 Date of sale: April 17, 1905 - April 21, 1905. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Joseph Wiener
"This sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistant, Mr. Otto Bernet."--T.p
Topic: Karl Freund
Sale held at the Mendelssohn Hall. Includes index. Frick: Library copy includes name and price annotations. Lancour, 2578 Lugt, 67450 Date of sale: April 15, 1909 - April 16, 1909. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: John T. Martin
Part I: ceramics, silver, bronzes, relics, furniture. Part II: paintings, engravings, books autograph letters. Includes information about the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John V.L. Pruyn. Includes bibliographic references. Lancour, 2704 Lugt, 69091 Date of sale: November 16, 1910. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: John V.L. Pruyn
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Library copy is privately printed edition, limited to one hundred and fifty copies, of which this copy is No. 109
Topic: David H. King, Jr
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"The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby."--T.p
Topic: Poor, Henry W. (Henry William), 1844-1915
April 26th sale in the grand ballroom of the Plaza --T.p. Lugt, 71175 Lancour, 2884 Date of sale: April 24 - 26, 1912. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J. Hampden Robb
The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby. --T.p. The collection to be sold by order of the well-known expert Mr. Vitall Benguiat. --T.p. Lancour, 2659 Lugt, 68444 Date of sale: March 18, 1910 - March 19, 1910. Place of sale: New York.
Art furniture, sumptuous antique textiles and embroideries, silver, bric-a-brac and miscellaneous objects removed the decedent's apartments in Paris and at Montreux, Switzerland. Frick: Library copy includes name and price annotations. Sale held on the premises, nos. 242 and 244 Madison Avenue, New York (S.W. corner of 38th Street). At head of title: By direction of T.A. Havemeyer, Esq. and W. Butler Duncan, Esq. executors of the late Mrs. Emelie de L. Havemeyer (widow of the late Theodore A....
Topic: Emelie de L. Havemeyer
To be sold at unrestricted public sale for the benefit of the Actors' Fund of America, by direction of Frank E. Whitman and Bernard M.L. Ernst, executors of the late Mrs. Alice M. Fitch. --T.p. Lugt, 77514 Date of sale: February 05, 1918 - February 06, 1918. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 -- Art collections -- Catalogs
Library copy includes price annotations
Topics: [C. Postan], [G.W. Harstead], [Pierre Malie]
"The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby."--T.p
Topic: Vitall Benguiat
To be sold at unrestricted public sale by direction of the London expert Mr. Arthur Blackborne. --T.p. The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistant, Mr. Otto Bernet. --T.p. Lugt, 76298 Date of sale: December 18, 1916 - December 20, 1916. Place of sale: New York.
Library copy includes annotations
Topics: Ferree, Barr, 1862-1924, [Harry Payne Whitney], James Henry Smith
Includes bibliographical references and index. Sale held in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. Frick: Library copy includes extensive name and price annotations, attribution notes and sketches. Essay on Monticelli by William Roberts. Lugt, 75491 Lancour, 3335 Place of sale: New York. Date of sale: February 21-24, 1916.
Topics: Lambert, Catholina, 1834-1923 -- Art collections -- Catalogs, Monticelli, Adolphe, 1824-1886 --...
Frick: Library copy includes name and price annotations. Lancour, 2645 Lugt, 68332 Date of sale: February 25, 1910. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: J.B. Ladd
Library copy includes some name and price annotations
Topic: Garland, James Albert, 1870-1906
Sale held at the American Art Galleries, Madison Square South. Frick: Library copy includes Note that the Collection of Modern Paintings belonging to the estate of the late Mrs. Eliza M. Curtis will be sold at public sale under our management during the Art Sales Season of 1906. Notice of date of sale will be given in future announcements. Lugt, 63820 Date of sale: December 04, 1905 - December 05, 1905. Place of sale: New York.
Topic: Eliza M. Curtis
The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants, Mr. Otto Bernet and Mr. H.H. Parke. --T.p. Sale held at the American Art Galleries. Lancour, 4194 Lugt, 82594 Date of sale: October 20, 1921 - October 21, 1921. Place of sale: New York.
Library copy includes some name and price annotations
Topic: Duc d'Avaray